How to see Quadrantids in UK: What time to watch meteor shower

Gwen Vasquez
January 5, 2019

Expect to see about 80 meteors per hour, but there could be as many as 200. The meteors will be visible anywhere in the sky. In Denver, it will peak at about 7 p.m.

Created by debris from the famous Halley's Comet, theEta Aquarid meteor shower will take place from April 19 to May 28 and peak overnight on May 5-6. That's when the Quadrantid Meteor Shower is expected to peak.

History: The meteor shower is named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis, which was first observed in 1795, CNN reports.

This year the spectacle of the Quadrantid shower will be most visible from late tonight (January 3) until dawn on Friday, January 4 - with the peak of the display set to occur around 2am.

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Nasa believes that between 60 and 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour under flawless conditions during the shower's peak.

Whether you live there or are willing to make the venture be sure to head down to the Southern Hemisphere to witness the spectacle of a total solar eclipse. And if you're lucky, you might be able to catch the result: colorful meteor showers that light up the night sky.

To get the best view you'll need to be in the Northern Hemisphere and avoid as much light pollution as possible. "So that is definitely going to make them look brighter". If, however the peak is delayed, North America may be treated to more of the peak, but there will likely still be clouds locally. "In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors". The Orionid meteor shower derives its name from the constellation Orion.

And a super blood moon is coming in January, and the year will close with a rarely seen show in November.

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